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Membership Categories


General Member

To be eligible for this category, a photographer must be actively and professionally engaged in publication photography with three or more consecutive years of substantial publication experience from date of first published work. In addition, the photographer's major source (over 50%) of earned income must be from the publication of his or her own images. A review of publication experience is required, and applicants must be sponsored by two General Members of ASMP.

 

General Members are the only voting members of the Society. General Members are the only members listed in Find a Photographer on asmp.org.

 

One-time Find a Photographer fee $50.00 / Annual dues $335.00

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Associate Member

This category includes all photographers not qualified for General Membership. Associate Members have most of the benefits of General Members, but they are not listed on Find a Photographer and they do not have a vote.

 

Annual dues: $225.00

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Emerging Associate

Sub-category of Associate. This is a one-year-only category serving as a transition for photographers who are starting out or are assistants. After one year, the member's category is automatically changed to Associate; dues (which are payable in January) are pro-rated based on the number of months in each category. Benefits are the same as a full Associate.

 

Annual dues: $140.00

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Student Associate

Sub-category of Associate for students at the college or post-secondary level. Written proof of enrollment from a department head or admissions office, or class schedule on official school letterhead, must accompany application. (Photocopies of student ID cards are not accepted.) An individual can remain a student member for one year after completion of the degree program. Benefits are the same as Associate.

 

Annual dues: $60.00.

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Individual Affiliate

This category is for individuals, whether self-employed or employed by organizations, who are not working photographers but who service, supply, sell or educate photographers. Individual Affiliates are non-voting members, and receive the same benefits as an Associate member.

 

Annual dues: $225.00

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